Leasehold: Scotland

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered am ar 22 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Shadow Chief Whip (Lords), Deputy Chairman of Committees

To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Scott of Bybrook on 11 January (HL Deb col 100), what assessment they have made of the success of abolition leasehold in Scotland following the passing of the Abolition of Feudal Tenure (Scotland) Act 2000 and the Tenements (Scotland) Act 2004.

Photo of Baroness Scott of Bybrook Baroness Scott of Bybrook Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

Property law and housing policy are devolved matters for the Scottish Government.

The circumstances in Scotland are different to England and Wales, where historically there were many fewer leasehold properties.

The UK Government agrees that the benefits of freehold ownership should be extended to more homeowners.

Through the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill we will make it easier for existing leaseholders in England and Wales to buy their freeholds or to take on the management of their buildings through exercising the Right to Manage. Through the passage of the Bill we will introduce measures to ban the use of leasehold for new houses.

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